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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner tonight at the Inn. My husband, daughter and I dined inside with a great view of the water. We split the Caesar salad and the clam appetizer. Both were delicious. I had the fillet and it was cooked to perfection....More

Thank IslandGirl874
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While vacationing in Rodanthe I did some research to find a restraunt for my husband and I to have a much needed date night while my parents watched the kids. It was our second night out in almost a year since having our second child...More

Thank lbasnight
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good selection of amazing foods, well presented, good service and delicious! Nice view of the sound and music outside during the week! Ate there for 3 dinners and four complimentary breakfasted with our room. Perfect !

Thank PerfectionPreferred
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have vacationed on the Outer Banks for many years. The restaurants we have visited in Salvo, Waves, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras have been so-so at best until now. Our experience at Cafe Pamlico was fantastic! We were celebrating my son's and his fiancee's recent...More

Thank ct1153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine dining at OBX. Marvelous food and awesome sunsets. Don’t complain about the price. This is fine dining OBX style.

Thank thurmanlowder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the inn and we dined at the cafe. Very good food, excellent service. We were told that meals were prepared to order and the wait was worth it. One negative - the bar servers could be a bit more attentive.

Thank BobOZee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn at Pamlico Sound and had 3 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners at the Cafe and I wish I ate more during my time there. The food was fresh, quick, and full of taste. The fresh fish was one of the best...More

Thank sporttke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is unbeatable, second only to the food and service. The team is dedicated and genuine. You can tell the time and dedication put into the menu and execution. The only bad part is deciding what to actually have!

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent meal. One of the best sunset panoramas we have seen! Excellent service from Staff from moment arrived - our server Melissa made us feel very special on an important evening! We’ll be back for breakfast ;)

Thank benellinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Pamlico can't be beat. It is on the grounds of the Inn on Pamlico sound. the staff is amazing and the view is absolutely fantastic. Sunsets are amazing here. The menu selection is wide from all kinds of seafood to Steaks and Chops all...More

Thank 4Satisfaction
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
27 November 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
  • E-mail
Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
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